CHICAGO, IL November 1, 2013 – Ocean Tomo Capital, a subsidiary of Ocean Tomo, LLC, the Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc™ firm today announced the reconstitution of the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index (OTPAT), the only index based on the value of corporate intellectual property.
The Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index is a diversified listing of the 300 companies that own the most valuable patent portfolios relative to the book value of the company. The Index provides a meaningful benchmark for the performance of companies in today’s intangible asset-driven economy.
“Companies included in our index have proven insight guiding the strategic management of their innovation process and the IP which protects it. They understand well that proprietary technology provides both competitive differentiation but also enterprise value and shareholder return.” explained James E. Malackowski, Ocean Tomo Chairman and CEO.
Entering its eighth year of publishing the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index, Ocean Tomo acknowledges those companies who have contributed to the performance of the index in all eight years including: Applied Materials, Fairchild Semiconductor, Marvell Technology Group, Tellabs and Whirlpool.
A complete list of the 54 companies qualified every year of publishing the index can be found on the Ocean Tomo Insights Blog (www.OceanTomo.com/blog).
There are 53 companies contributing to the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index for the first time this year. These companies include: 3D Systems, Freescale Semiconductor, New York Times Co., Red Hat, T. Rowe Price and Ruckus Wireless.
The Index is priced and published by the NYSE Euronext (NYSE: OTPAT) and has been recognized by the exchange as the first major broad market index in 35 years.
About Ocean Tomo, LLC
Established in 2003, Ocean Tomo, LLC, is the Intellectual Capital Merchant Banc™ firm providing an industry leading array of financial products and services related to intangible assets. Ocean Tomo offerings include expert testimony, valuation, strategy, research, ratings, investments, risk management and transactions. Ocean Tomo assists clients – corporations, law firms, governments and institutional investors – in realizing Intellectual Capital Equity® value broadly defined.
Headquartered in Chicago, Ocean Tomo has offices in Greenwich, Houston and San Francisco. Subsidiaries of Ocean Tomo include: Ocean Tomo Risk Management, LLC; Ocean Tomo Asset Management, LLC; OTI Data Networks, LLC; Patent Marking, LLC; and Ocean Tomo Capital, LLC – publisher of the Ocean Tomo 300® Patent Index family. Ocean Tomo is the founder of the Intellectual Property Exchange International (IPXI), Inc. creator of the live public open cry auction marketplace for intellectual property as well as the exclusive source for Ocean Tomo Ratings™.